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Sign up to tell us who you think needs to be recognized on Wikipedia. We’ll send you the form to make a nomination and also introduce you to women who do news once a week. You’ll also get links to assignments and instructions about how to add or edit articles!


Upcoming Events

  • Women Do News Board meeting

    February 2nd, 2022  9:00 AM PST - 10:00 AM PST

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust.Want to join the board? Message Ariam in Slack!

    See all of our events.

  • Women Do News Board meeting

    March 2nd, 2022  9:00 AM PST - 10:00 AM PST

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust.Want to join the board? Message Ariam in Slack!

    See all of our events.


We’ve got news.

  • A 2021 Wikimedia Foundation report on inclusion

    The Wikimedia Foundation just released survey results on “awareness, trust, and feelings of representation that people have in our work and projects, including Wikipedia.” Here are some topline findings about women on Wikipedia: Women, across communities, are far more skeptical of Wikipedia’s support of social/equity movements.Black women and Hispanic women have the lowest engagement rates […]

  • Class Project: Addressing Gender Bias on Wikipedia

    Meg Heckman at Northeastern University writes about how her class worked with Women Do News: “Helping to create these entries was a bright spot in an otherwise difficult semester, but my students’ struggle to find source material was also a reminder that, as Eckert and Steiner (2013) put it, ‘The internet is not free of […]

  • Why we need more biographies of women journalists on Wikipedia

    Board member Jareen Imam joined Hacks/Hackers London to talk about our work and how Wikipedia can affect the safety and credibility of women journalists. Journalism.co.uk reported on the event.

See all the latest news.


Volunteers with Women Do News collaborate on creating Wikipedia entries for women journalists during an edit-a-thon in New York City.

Our Mission: Women Do News works to raise the visibility of women journalists by increasing the quantity and enhancing the quality of their Wikipedia entries.

Why it matters: Visibility on Wikipedia is paramount in driving gender parity in journalism leadership. Presently, fewer than 20% of Wikipedia biographies are females and this imbalance extends to women in journalism, negatively impacting the perception about their contributions to the field. 

Background: Women journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, one of the most-visited English language websites in the world. This leads to issues related to safety, credibility, recognition, and income. The Women Do News project grew out of a 2019 cohort of journalists participating in Take The Lead, a leadership training program co-founded by Gloria Feldt. It has since evolved to partner with other allies at universities and journalism groups to identify worthy women journalists for biographies, train editors, and add Wikipedia entries to even the playing field on this important platform. We are now part of a nonprofit, Bay City News Foundation, to support this work. Help us if you can.

Women Do News by the numbers…

36

Articles added

10

Articles improved

113

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